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Primula chungensis

Candelabra primula

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Primula chungensis
  • Common name: Candelabra primula
  • Family: Primulaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial, Deciduous
Flower colour:

Orange

Yellow

Foliage colour:

Green

Candelabra primulas form semi-evergreen rosettes of leaves, from the centre of which arise upright spikes of small flowers grouped in loose, tiered clusters in late spring and early summer. Plants are best grown in groups and allowed to self-seed, so don’t deadhead them after flowering.

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Native to the marshlands and streamsides of China, Primula chungensis bears whorls of orange, tubular-shaped flowers above scalloped rosettes of mid-green foliage. It’s perfect for growing in shady borders and near ponds. For best results grow in partial shade in moist but well-drained soil or compost, and incorporate plenty of organic matter such as leafmould. Primula chungensis is suitable for growing in pots, but only if watered regularly.

How to grow Primula chungensis

  • Plant size

    30cm height

    60cm spread

  • Aspect

    North facing, south facing, east facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Front

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, full shade, partial shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Boggy / clay / heavy / moist / well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sow
Sow

Do not Sow in January

Do not Sow in February

Do Sow in March

Do Sow in April

Do Sow in May

Do not Sow in June

Do not Sow in July

Do not Sow in August

Do not Sow in September

Do not Sow in October

Do not Sow in November

Do not Sow in December

Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do Plant in July

Do Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Divide
Divide

Do not Divide in January

Do not Divide in February

Do not Divide in March

Do not Divide in April

Do not Divide in May

Do not Divide in June

Do not Divide in July

Do not Divide in August

Do Divide in September

Do Divide in October

Do Divide in November

Do not Divide in December

Primula chungensis and wildlife

Primula chungensis is known for attracting bees. It has nectar/pollen rich flowers.

Attractive to Bees

Does not attract Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Does not attract Butterflies​/​Moths

Does not attract Other pollinators

Is Primula chungensis poisonous?

Primula chungensis can be toxic.

Toxic to:

Toxic to Cats

Toxic to Dogs

Toxic to Horses

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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